Definitions of floating

  1. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. borne up by or suspended in a liquid; "the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. inclined to move or be moved about; "a floating crap game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. hanging or moving freely in air; "floating thistledown"; "floating banners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not definitely committed to a party or policy; "floating voters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the act of someone who floats on the water Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. of Float Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Floating threads. See Floating threads, above. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The second coat of three-coat plastering. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. threads. See threads, above. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water; - called also fattening, plumping, and laying out. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Swimming or held up on the surface of a liquid; free to move about; circulating; not fixed or settled; ready for use. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 1. Free, unattached, noting the lower ribs the cartilages of which are not articulated directly with the sternum. 2. Out of the normal position, unduly movable, wandering, noting an occasional abnormal condition of certain organs, as the kidneys, liver, spleen, etc. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Swimming; not fixed; circulating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. FLOATINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Not fixed; not constant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Resting buoyant on the water; overflowing; circulating, not fixed; of uncertain amount; available for use; unattached. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The act of being conveyed by the stream or resting buoyant on the surface of the water; the watering or overflowing of meadows; the plastering of walls with a float. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Lying on the surface of water, or in air; free or loose to be used as occasion requires, as capital. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Exceptionally movable; less firmly fixed than other members of the same class (as F. ribs), or than the same organ under normal circumstances (as F. spleen, F. kidney, F. liver). Cf. Wandering. F. proteid, a proteid which does not form part of the tissues, but simply circulates in the body and is then excreted. na
  25. In vbl senses; esp. (Commerc.; of cargo) at sea (f. trade, rates, &c., concerned with cargoes at sea); f. CAPITAL, DEBT, RIB; fluctuating, variable, (the f. population); f. anchor =DRAG anchor; f. DOCK; f.bridge, kinds of bridge& ferry, also part of bridge that can be swung away on pontoon; f.light, light-ship, life-buoy with lantern. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. Spreading of plaster or stucco on walls;—the second of three coats in house-painting. Cabinet Dictionary

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